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Should I remove Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,341
United States Rank #27,699
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2008 100.00%

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Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008


Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 is a software program developed by Microsoft. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The programs's main executable is EDICT.EXE and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 24.04 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 1.6 MB (1,681,116 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 37% of users of Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\MS Encarta Premium 2008\Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 DVD\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{08041881-FCA5-44A7-B863-D66037A16AAF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008

Program executable:EDICT.EXE
Name:Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries
Path:C:\MS Encarta Premium 2008\Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 DVD\EDICT.EXE
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Encarta allows you to double-click any given word as a method of bringing up the dictionary. Typically, there are restrictions to this functionality (to prevent the dictionary from opening when you double-click in restricted areas) in photo...
Additional files:
  • EDICT.EXE - Microsoft Encarta Dictionaries
  • MOBB200.DLL - Microsoft MapPoint Application (Microsoft MapPoint Map Object)
  • MSSPELL3.DLL - Natural Language Components (Microsoft Speller)
  • CONTENTUPDATEDOWNLOADER.EXE - Microsoft Encarta (Microsoft Encarta Content Update Downloader)
  • ENCSET.EXE - Microsoft Encarta EncSet
  • ENCSPLSH.DLL - Microsoft Encarta Opening Screen
  • ESBSI.EXE - Encarta Search Bar Show Instruction
  • GEOCOMP.DLL - Microsoft Encarta GeoComp
  • MICROSOFT.ENCARTA.BTREE.DLL - Microsoft Encarta BTree Library
  • MICROSOFT.ENCARTA.FGSEARCH.DLL - Microsoft Encarta Search
  • MICROSOFT.ENCARTA.QUICKMATCHINTEROP.DLL - Microsoft Encarta Quick Match Interop
  • MICROSOFT.ENCARTA.SEARCH.DLL - Microsoft Encarta Search Library
  • MICROSOFT.ENCARTA.UTILITY.DLL - Microsoft Encarta Utilities
  • QMLISTUI.DLL - Microsoft Encarta Quickmatch list user interface module
  • CUSTSAT.DLL - custsat
  • ENCARTA.EXE - Encarta (Microsoft Encarta)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • EDICT.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'L09EXLRD_4377388' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Student\Microsoft Student con Encarta Premium 2009 DVD\EDICT.EXE" -m.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:24.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0040328041%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00103199%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00300081%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:57,186
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.61 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:65 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008?

You can uninstall Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.29%
Windows 10 20.16%
Windows Vista 13.71%
Windows XP 4.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.39%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.33%
Windows 7 Professional 15.45%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 10.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.73%
  India 9.52%
  Australia 8.84%
  Philippines 8.84%
  Canada 4.76%
  NG 3.40%
  Iran 2.72%
  Indonesia 2.04%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  South Africa 2.04%
  IQ 1.36%
  Romania 1.36%
  Saudi Arabia 1.36%
  TZ 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.93%
Hewlett-Packard 20.93%
Toshiba 19.77%
Acer 15.12%
ASUS 8.14%
Lenovo 5.81%
Gateway 1.16%
Compaq 1.16%
Alienware 1.16%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.90%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.90%
MSI MS-7681 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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